70. Dark Side of The Con 3 20190505

Zack talks convention coverage with Stuart. Zack has been to the con. Stuart has not. Do y’all like this format?

Music: Richard Lee Esquivel, “Fly Snooze”

68. TMS31: Kill la Kill;, or, Just Lots of Screaming With Scissor Swords and Nudity

Tonight! We discuss one of Stuart’s picks: Kill la Kill, an anime that is approximately 20% Evangelion, 20% FLCL, and 60% Madoka. Feel free to listen to this in the nude, because it fits the theme. Enjoy!

Music: fuccboi, “Dragons”

67. 221BCon 2019 20190411

Tonight! We provide convention coverage for what has become one of our favorite local conventions to attend: 221B Con!

Thank you so much for allowing us to take part and provide this coverage!

Music: Richard Lee Esquivel, “Fly Snooze”

65. 3M17: Designed + Directed By His Red Right Hand 20190401

63. 3M16: The Problem With CoD 20190318

Tonight! Stuart and I talk about the problem of Call of Duty, the Adventure Zone comic, Night’s Dominion, and A Quiet Place. Also: Mob Psycho 100, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and the Promised Neverland. Lots of video game, anime, and comic talk, with a seasoning of dread and fear.

Music: Richard Lee Esquivel, “Something Else REAL”

62. TMS29: Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle; or, Away We Go Into A Nightmare World~ 20190311

Tonight: we talk Jumanji 2 and Dwayne Johnson’s beautiful pecs. Also Guns n Roses (ugh) may make an appearance.

Music: fuccboi, “Dragons”

61. BRBC6: Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker 20190304

Tonight, a book club episode! Spoiler warning for the above book, which we give in the show. Treat these as you would a real book club: if you didn’t read the book, read it first, then listen in!

Music: Richard Lee Esquivel, “Tender Drum”

60. 3M15: Harrison Ford Fights The Fyre Festival! 20190228

Hello! Stuart talks hot Fyre, Zack talks Harrison Ford, and theres a bunch of other stuff inside! Listen and find out!

Music: Richard Lee Esquivel, “Something Else REAL”

59. TMS28: Rosemary’s Baby; or, THE YEAR IS ONE!!! 20190228

Hello! Just a quick note about this week, as it is a little bit different than our usual posts.

First of all, we would like to give a content warning for this episode. As the film itself does cover sexual assault as a primary theme of the movie, this may be troubling for some to listen to. We do not get graphic at any point, other than describing the plot and scenes in the film, but sexual assault is discussed, and we thought that it would not be fair to release this episode without giving a content warning.

Also because of the director. Roman Polanski is a troubling individual to talk about and a troubling person to view critically as a director or artist. We feel that the content warning for our discussion of a work by Polanski is even more deserving of a warning. Rosemary’s Baby is a fictional film; Polanski is a real person who has done real things that are disturbing. We don’t delve into any of those here, but we are still discussing a work by a troubling and troubled individual.

Because of these peculiarities, we are releasing two episodes this week: this one, a main show discussing a film, and a MeMeMe episode, which some of you know is a catch all type of show where we discuss the things that we have been consuming and enjoying recently. We are doing this so that people who are not inclined to listen to this particular episode will still have some content from us to listen to and hopefully enjoy.

Music: fuccboi, “Dragons”

56. TMS27: Avatar: The Last Airbender; or, Yip Yip! 20190204

Tonight! We dive into the anime (yes, ANIME!) Avatar: The Last Airbender. Check out our Facebook page for new information regarding our convention coverage and where we will be throughout the year.

Yip yip!

Music: fuccboi, “Dragons”

55. 3M13: It’s All Coming Up Batman! 20190128

Bat~ Man~

Music: Richard Lee Esquivel, “Something Else REAL”

54. TMS26: Atomic Blonde; Or, Who’s Doing What Now? 20190121

Tonight! Stuart and Zack discuss the 2017 spy film ATOMIC BLONDE starring Charlize Theron. Much misdirection, much enjoy, wow!

Music: fuccboi, “Dragons”

53. BRBC5: Max Brooks, World War Z 20190115

Hey y’all! We have a Book Club book for you to listen to today! Max Brooks’ 2006 zombie novel, “World War Z”. Let us know if you agree or disagree with any of our assertions, because we make a lot of them in this one!

Music: Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards, “Army of Zombies”

52. TMS25: Soul Eater; Or, FOOL! 20190108

 

Tonight! We talk Soul Eater, an anime show about weird clothes, weird weapons, weird little men in tuxedos, and oh yeah MONSTERS. It’s pretty wild, y’all!

Music: T.M.Revolution, “resonance”

50. 3M12: Secret Bass Players; Also, Babadook Spoilers, If You Needed A Warning 17122018

Hello! It’s time for another MeMeMe, and today, we talk about a variety of things spoiler-free, barring the, y’know, Babadook.

Enjoy!

Music: The Doors, “Light My Fire”

49. TMS24: James Cameron’s Avatar; Or, Dancing With Smurfs At The Hallelujah Mountains! 10122018

Hello! Today, we talk about AVATAR. Stuart is painted blue and (for some strange reason) comes equipped with a tail! Zack has thoughts about technology! And what exactly IS Unobtainium? Let’s listen together!

Music: Beatles, “Yer Blues”

48. 3M11: Spooky Aftermath; or, Fan Fiction That SHOULD Happen 04122018

Hello! Tonight, we discuss homebrew RPG game results, the L5P Halloween Parade, spooky video game time, and the movie where fan fiction is more entertaining than the movie itself.

Enjoy!

47. BRBC4: Ernest Cline, Ready Player One 26112018

Hello!

After an extended break for the Thanksgiving holidays, we are back to talk about the 2011 book by Ernest Cline, entitled “Ready Player One.” Thoughts are split on this one, in the general nerd-o-sphere and in our own ranks.

Just remember that, no matter what your opinion is, it is valid. We just happen to have microphones in front of us to record ours.

Music: Rush, “Tom Sawyer” (because of course it is)

46. 3M10: Mr. Stuart’s Wild Ride; or Tales From The Tangentlands! 06112018

Tonight: Zack talks about Vampires, Werewolves, Dave Chappelle, and growing up in a small town. Stuart talks Telltale, Borderlands, Dreamcast, and a home-brew game that he is running (or, ran, rather) for Halloween!

Music: The Heavy, “How You Like Me Now”

42. 3M9: A T. Rex Standing Vertically Looks Weird; Also, Spoilers For Justice League, The Movie One 01102018

Tonight! Zack talks about Thrawn, Turok, Evil Dead 2, Justice League, and Injustice. Stuart talks Hearthstone, Evo, and The Disaster Artist. You have been warned!

 

Music: Dave Sitek, “With A Girl Like You”

41. TMS23: Doki Doki Literature Club!; Or, Choose Who You Want, But You Better Choose Me! 28092018

Hello! Tonight we talk about the Team Salvato game “Doki Doki Literature Club.” What did we think? Listen and find out!

Music: Dan Salvato, “Monika”

40. 3M8: Viva Las Vegas, Neighbor! 18092018

Hello! Welcome to another episode of MeMeMe, where we talk about things that we’ve been doing.

Zack: discovers a burgeoning Funko Pop! addiction; watches Mark Wahlberg as he Wahlbergs his way into gambling addiction, Wahlberger-style. Wahlberg; James Deen fuddling his way through a film with a barely conscious Lindsay Lohan, in a film directed by an Academy Award winning director, written by a bestselling novelist; talk about a Star Wars novel; followed by another Star Wars novel.

Stuart: Watches Fred Rogers; goes to Las Vegas, where hijinks ensue!

Music: Manu Chao, “Mr. Bobby”

39. TMS22: David Bowie’s “Blackstar” 05092018

Tonight! We discuss the 2016 David Bowie album that is titled as a symbol, hereafter known as “Blackstar” and lament the untimely passing of David Bowie.

Music: David Bowie, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”

 

37. 3M7: That’s Not How Police Work; or, Anime AF; and, I GOTTA WRITE THESE JOKES!! 20082018

Tonight!

Zack yammers about: good Pathfinder book; Crichton’s crazy, underwater adventure novel; is Jeff Bridges having a stroke?; the awesome horrible blend of buddy-cop action in Lethal Weapon one and two; and the Sims 4!

Stuart stretches forth about: the Peachtree Road Race; Pyre; mecha combat video game in a time of war (maybe it’s on Erath, maybe not?; and sexin’ up fantasy people in the Witcher 3!

Music: The 1975, “She Way Out”

36. TMS21: One-Punch Man; or, Training So Hard That You Go Bald!

Tonight, we discuss the anime series “One-Punch Man” and how hard you have to train to actually go bald!

Music: Tsuko G., “The Hero (from “On-Punch Man”)”

35. 3M6: Beware of Falling Rock!

Hello!

Tonight, Zack will yak about: the Rock (the person, not the movie or the pet); Vin Diesel; the Great Gatsby; deadly apes that protect special rocks; boring books by Patrick Rothfuss; the long, slow way to make a film; and the way that teenagers (don’t) talk!

Stuart talks about: his new exercise regimen; what happens in a kumite, stays in a kumite; his first and most hateful car; the anime sweeping the nation; and a way to make robots cry!

Also? Spoilers for Life Is Strange!

Don’t forget to vote in the Back Row Bracket for 2018! Voting ends this Sunday at midnight on our Facebook page!

 

Music: Andre 3000 & Beyonce, “Back To Black”

34. TMS20: Gamesmastering; Or, Being The Leader of Make-Believe Land!

Tonight: gamesmastering! We talk about our past experiences of facilitating tabletop roleplaying games, different approaches and styles, and just generally some tips for how to best make an already fun thing even more fun for your players!

Music: HIM, “Wicked Game”

33. 3M5: This One Isn’t A Dumpster Fire; or, Just Love All Over; and, Maybe The Introduction of Dolphin Talk?

Tonight: we talk about a whole lotta stuff that we’ve been doing, get kind of tense for a bit talking about Star Wars, and then end on a delicious note.

Music: Kaskade, “C-3PO’s Plight”

BRBC3: Michael Crichton, Eaters of The Dead/The 13th Warrior

Tonight! The Michael Crichton book from 1976, Eaters of The Dead, which later became a movie starring Antonio Banderas, weirdly. Oh, that movie, btdubs, was 13th Warrior.

Did we enjoy it? Listen and find out!

Also, the announcement of the 2018 Back Row Nerd Fight! Wanna win some cool, free stuff?

Music: Opeth, “Demon of the Fall”

Episode 19: Pathfinder The Roleplaying Game; or, A Miniatures Game That Shows Up In My Roleplaying Game 13072018

Tonight! We talk about the Pathfinder roleplaying game. Do we like it? Listen and find out! Like us on Facebook and subscribe on Apple Podcasts!

 

Music: Siouxsie and The Banshees, “Spellbound”

3M4: Before We Go Down The Penis Hole…(BTDubs, This One Is A Dumpster Fire)

Hello! Due to a lack of sleep and over indulgence in caffeine, this one is sort of…rough…

 

Music: Black Lips, “Dumpster Dive”

3M3: There’s No Law Against Being A Dickhead (Unfortunately)

Another MeMeMe, where we banter about the things that we have been doing for the past week or so.

 

Enjoy!

Episode 17: Saga; or, How To Have Adventures in Parenting, And In Space, While Being Hunted By Damn Near Everyone

Hello! Tonight, we talk about the fantastic work of art by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples, Saga. Forgive the lengthy title, but there’s no easy way to summarize this great piece of media!

Wholanta 2018

Hello! This week, we cover Wholanta 2018, and discuss some of the great things that we experienced at this lovely convention.

Be sure to: visit their website to register for next year at https://wholanta.com; visit the awesome charity that was there this past year at https://furkids.org; and check out the great book that was unveiled this year (The Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who) which was co-edited by one of the people behind Wholanta, and our guest interview in this episode, R. Alan Siler.

Let us know what you think in the comments, and don’t forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

Episode 16: The Blair Witch Series; or, Look Just Stop Going Into The *Censored* Woods!

Tonight! We talk about the Blair Witch series, from the games, to the written words, to (obviously) the films.

Tonight! We talk about the Blair Witch series, from the games, to the written words, to (obviously) the films.

3M1: The Artificial Inflation of My Gaming Prowess

Episode one of a spin-off “Me, Me, Me”-style podcast, where we talk about all the stuff we’ve been up to!

Episode 15: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft; or, Buying A Bunch of Cards, But They Don’t Take Up Space In Your Notebook

 

Tonight! Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard’s answer to Magic: The Gathering, but with cards. And also it’s digital. Do we like it? Listen and find out!

221B Con 2018

Thank you again to all of the staff at 221B Con for allowing us to experience their convention, and be able to share this experience with all of you. We had a great time, as you’ll hear in the episode.

Some things that we mention in the episode are linked below, and we highly recommend that you all check these places out, and hope to see everyone again next year, at 221B Con.

221B Con : http://221bcon.com

The FANdom Nerdlesque : https://www.facebook.com/thefandomnerdlesque/

The Beacon Society : http://www.beaconsociety.com

Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty’s Web :¬†https://www.sherlockholmesandmoriartysweb.com

 

Thank you again, to all of the great people, staff, attendees, panelists, and dealers at 221B Con!

Episode 13: Monty Python’s Flying Circus; or, It’s…

Tonight: Monty Python’s groundbreaking television show: Monty Python’s Flying Circus!

Episode 12: Warcraft; or, That Armor Tho

 

Tonight! We talk about that impossibly dreamy armor in the (maybe great?) film, Warcraft.

Episode 11: Kids In The Hall; or, I’m Squishing Your Head!

Tonight! Kids In The Hall and dark comedy!

 

Episode 10: Buy The Rights!, or, Man, I Should Be A Producer!

 

Tonight! We talk about the card game called “Buy The Rights,” a game in which players play producer and award budget to hastily assembled movies/tv shows. The player with the most earned budget wins! It’s just like real life!

Episode 8: Ginger Snaps, or, “Uh oh, I got the curse!”, or, “That’s why the Big Buddha made me!”

 

We look into the 2000 film from John Fawcett, Ginger Snaps. Watch it, then listen! Because as always, there are spoilers and we talk about the movie. MeMeMeTime will also include spoilers.

BRBC1: Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of The Wind

 

Tonight, we try something new. Welcome to the first episode of the Back Row Book Club!

We discuss book one in the Kingkiller Chronicle, by Patrick Rothfuss. Do we like it? Listen and find out!

Episode 7: Suicide Squad; Or, You Should Know What You’re Getting Into When You Marry A Man With Face Tattoos

 

Sorry for the late post, guys. I thought that I had figured the scheduled posting, but alas.

Also, the next episode will probably not be up on Friday, as Richard and I are attending Dragon*Con in Atlanta this year. If you wanna be on a podcast episode, say “Hi” and we can talk about what you’re into and where you’re from, etc. Anyway, we will be doing that, so our next episode should be up next week (as in first full week of September), but after that we will (or should) adhere to a schedule, barring any convention attendance.

 

Episode 6: The Bloodborne Cardgame; Or, Fight For Your Right In The Chalice Dungeon

 

Tonight: Bloodborne, but not the videogame!

Also: Legion, Bioshock Infinite, Lady Gaga, Josh Homme’s guitar setup hilarity, Wolfenstein, The Clockwork Century, the Hunley, The Martian Chronicles, Dr. Strange, and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon CRYSTAL.

Also: Do I hate English people? Listen and find out!

Episode 2: The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; or, Madam, Your Jam!

 

Tonight: David Cross! Leeds! Jam!

Also, spoilers. Also, David Cross will not be joining us, for obvious reasons.

Episode 1: Resident Evil 7, or, That Time Zombies Ate My Neighbors

 

So, yes, we talk about Resident Evil 7. We also have MeMeMe time, as well as spoilers galore. If we start talking about something, it’s fair game, so you’ve been warned!